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Modal Jazz Composition and Harmony, Vol. 2
Modal Jazz Composition and Harmony, Vol. 2 Modal Jazz Composition and Harmony, Vol. 2
Ron Miller - Advance Music

The goal of Modal Jazz Composition & Harmony, Volume 2 is to continue the dissemination of information that presents a path of study for the aspiring jazz composer. Where Volume 1 of the book emphasized

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Jazz Arranging
Jazz Arranging Jazz Arranging
Norman David - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

An excellent course in arranging methods to be used in jazz studies programs or as a reference manual for musicians.  The text features a historical overview of jazz ensemble instruments and their... view details
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Arranging Songs
Arranging Songs Arranging Songs (How to Put the Parts Together)
Rikky Rooksby - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book is an essential manual of techniques for recording a song. It explores arranging essentials such as grouping instruments effectively, using multi-track recording, artfully layering parts, achieving a... view details
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
Michael Miller - Alfred Music Publishing

Learn how to compose music the easy way! This book shows you how to compose with chords-first and melody-first, methods for developing simple melodic motifs and themes into longer compositions, tips for... view details
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Essentials of Music Notation
Essentials of Music Notation Essentials of Music Notation
Tom Gerou & Linda Lusk - Alfred Music Publishing

Essentials of Music Notation presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference... view details
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Essentials of Orchestration
Essentials of Orchestration Essentials of Orchestration
Dave Black & Tom Gerou - Alfred Music Publishing

At last, a quick reference orchestration book tailor-made for the teacher, student, or professional musician on a budget. Useful for the composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer, or enthusiast, Essentials... view details
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Textures and Timbres: an Orchestrator's Handbook
Textures and Timbres: an Orchestrator's Handbook Textures and Timbres: an Orchestrator's Handbook
Henry Brant - Carl Fischer LLC

Henry Brant's new guide to orchestration is, in fact, the result of his lifelong work as a conductor, composer, and teacher.  Its first page was written in the 1940s and its final page in 2005.  By evaluating... view details
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Exploring Jazz Arranging
Exploring Jazz Arranging Exploring Jazz Arranging (An Interactive Guide to the Techniques and Aesthetics)
Chuck Israels - Hal Leonard Corporation

Perfect for both new and experienced arrangers, this book/CD-ROM set covers concepts that guide the beginner and stimulates new thinking among more seasoned musicians. The musical examples are creative and... view details
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Music Composition for Film and Television
Music Composition for Film and Television Music Composition for Film and Television
Lalo Schifrin - Berklee Press

Learn film-scoring techniques from one of the great film/television composers of our time. Lalo Schifrin shares his insights into the intimate relationship between music and drama. The book is illustrated with... view details
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Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Principles of Jazz Composition)
Andy Jaffee - Advance Music

This book is a broad survey of the wider principles of harmony, form, adaptation, and developmental technique underlying jazz composition in its various instrumental formats. It examines compositions ranging... view details
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Teaching Music Through Composition
Teaching Music Through Composition Teaching Music Through Composition (A Curriculum Using Technology)
Barbara Freedman - Oxford University Press

This books offers a practical, fully multimedia curriculum designed to teach basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition.  Music educator Barbara Freedman presents

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Composing for the Cinema
Composing for the Cinema Composing for the Cinema (The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film)
Ennio Morricone & Sergio Miceli - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In Composing for the Cinema: The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music.  Adapted from several... view details
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Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra
Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra
Various - GIA Publications

One of the great mysteries of music education, how to bring music composition to the band and orchestra room, is addressed effectively in this practical and pioneering text. A landmark music education

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Composing Our Future
Composing Our Future Composing Our Future (Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition)
Michele Kaschub & Janice Smith - Oxford University Press

In order to prepare pre-service teachers and meet the needs of practitioners in the field, music teachers and educators need resources to guide the development of curriculum, specific courses, professional

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Music Outside the Lines
Music Outside the Lines Music Outside the Lines (Ideas for Composing in K-12 Music Classrooms)
Maud Hickey - Oxford University Press

An informative and practical resource for all who are invested in making music composition an integral part of curriculum. Author Maud Hickey offers both a well-grounded justification for teaching music

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The Answering Voice
The Answering Voice The Answering Voice (The Beginnings of Counterpoint)
Alice Parker - GIA Publications

The Answering Voice opens our ears and voices to a new way of understanding counterpoint. Drawing on her fifty years of composing and teaching, Alice Parker envisions a theory or composition class where

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Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Bill Dobbins - Advance Music

Dedicated to jazz writers Clare Fischer, Bill Holman and Bob Brookmeyer, this substantial book by renowned arranger and author Bill Dobbins presents detailed analyses of eight big-band originals by Dobbins

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Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician
Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician Tonal Counterpoint for the 21st-Century Musician (An Introduction)
Teresa Davidian - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Students today have grown up in the age of digital technology. As a result, they process information in radically different ways than preceding generations. They like their information fast and consider

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Interactive Composition
Interactive Composition Interactive Composition (Strategies Using Ableton Live and Max for Live)
V.J. Manzo & Will Kuhn - Oxford University Press

Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. It begins by

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Everything We Do Is Music
Everything We Do Is Music Everything We Do Is Music
Barry Russell - C.F. Peters Corporation

Everything we do is music contains more than 50 fun, hands-on and thought-provoking activities, each taking a work by John Cage as a starting point and exploring the links between music, dance,

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Why and How to Teach Music Composition
Why and How to Teach Music Composition Why and How to Teach Music Composition (A New Horizon for Music Education)
Maud Hickey - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Offers a philosophical foundation and rationale for teaching music composition, while discussing the teacher's role in composition instruction. Based on the Northwestern University Music Education

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Musicianship: Composing in Choir
Musicianship: Composing in Choir Musicianship: Composing in Choir
Jody L. Kerchner & Kathrine Strand - GIA Publications

This landmark work edited by Kerchner Strand brings together 18 nationally recognized teachers to offer a pioneering and practical answer to one of the great music education mysteries: how to effectively

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Music Composition for Teens
Music Composition for Teens Music Composition for Teens (A Graded First Course)
Adriana Janse van Rensburg - Creative Music Class

This book contains explorative activities in listening, composing, and performing for the creative teacher who wishes to either introduce or expand composition in the music class. It is a graded course

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